[Market-farming] GAPs mandatory - respond please

Tradingpost tradingpost at lobo.net
Thu Sep 14 19:25:13 EDT 2006


Thanks, Steve. This seems to back that up
http://spectre.nmsu.edu/dept/docs/ftech/fv053106a11.pdf but I'm getting
contradictory information from calling these contact people in the NM
program. Will continue checking.  Still, they couldn't care less what
consumers get from Mexico or China. 

paul tradingpost at lobo.net

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On 9/14/2006 at 2:53 PM Steve Diver wrote:

>The mandatory GAP audit is for vendors selling fruit and
>vegetables to USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Commodity
>Procurement Program.
>
>Normally those will be grower-packers and
>wholesale-packers. 
>
>Not sure if it will translate to state programs,
>such as farm-to-school programs.
>
>For example, Oklahoma schools are buying
>Oklahoma-raised watermelons for Okie kids.
>
>Steve Diver
>
>
>
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